Mindanao is divided into six administrative regions:
1. Zamboanga Peninsula (Region 9) - Composed of the provinces of Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay, as well as the city of Zamboanga. It is known for its beautiful coastlines, diverse cultural heritage, and historic landmarks.
2. Northern Mindanao (Region 10) - Consisting of the provinces of Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental, as well as the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. The region offers stunning landscapes, including mountains, waterfalls, and hot springs.
3. Davao Region (Region 11) - Comprising the provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, Davao Oriental, and the city of Davao. It is known for Mount Apo, the highest peak in the Philippines, as well as beautiful beaches, orchid farms, and the vibrant city life of Davao.
4. Soccsksargen (Region 12) - Composed of the provinces of South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and Sarangani, as well as the cities of General Santos, Cotabato, and Koronadal. The region is known for its agricultural landscapes, majestic waterfalls, and cultural diversity.
5. Caraga Region (Region 13) - Consisting of the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, and the cities of Butuan, Surigao, and Bislig. Caraga is known for its pristine beaches, surfing spots, and vast mineral resources.
6. Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) - Formed in 2019, it includes the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi. The region is home to diverse Muslim cultures, historic mosques, and breathtaking island destinations.
Mindanao offers a rich tapestry of cultural diversity, natural wonders, and warm hospitality, making it an enticing destination for travelers seeking unique experiences.